Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

It’s A New Dawn, It’s A New Post…

I have decided to choose a path after being at a crossroads for far too long, my friends. It’s taken time, more grains of sand through the hourglass than I could ever count in fact, but I’ve finally emerged from … Continue reading

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Only The Hook…

A recent post by the incomparable Susie Lindau was the inspiration for this post. In Bad Luck Comes in Threes, Right?, Susie discusses her recent run of misfortune and while I genuinely felt bad for her, I couldn’t help but marvel … Continue reading

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What’s Going On, Hook?

Like my high school girlfriend told me when I announced my plans to move to Los Angeles and star in a series of adult films titled, “You’ve Been Hooked!”… it’s time to get real. I’ve been horribly blocked for some … Continue reading

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What’s The Hook Thinking? (Spoiler Alert: It May Not Be Worth Your Time.)

Well, readers, it’s Sunday afternoon and I’m in the lobby, post-check-out, in Niagara Falls. Again. And just like Billy Murray in Groundhog Day, I can’t escape the feeling I’ve been here before… and that I certainly will be again. This … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk.

I’ve always participated in the Bell Let’s Talk mental health imitative but this year is different, and though I’d give anything for things to be anything but, they aren’t. I’m a resident of one of the world’s greatest and most … Continue reading

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What’s The Hook Up To Now?

That’s a damn good question, isn’t it? I’m glad I thought of it. Now let’s get to it shall we? One)  “Whose decision was it to bring our guests closer to the Falls than ever?”  It’s been two weeks since … Continue reading

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Eyes Wide Shut? Not Quite…

We’ve all heard of beauty that takes one’s breath away; it is the stuff of legend. And Hallmark made-for-TV movies. But this one is in a class all by itself, friends… A young lady, a visitor to my hometown, the … Continue reading

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